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Frequently asked questions
Should I bring my dog for a meet and greet before boarding?
For extended stays, yes, plese contact us to schedule a short meet and greet so we can get acquainted and make sure we are a good fit for your dog.
I don't know if my dog will get along with the other dogs. Can we come for a meet and greet and see how it goes?
No, the safety of the dogs in our care is our first priority so with the exception of puppies who have not yet had the opportunity to socialize with other dogs, we will only meet your dog if you are confident that the dog will not act aggressively towards dogs and people.
Will my dog ever be left alone?
Nope, rest assured there will always be at least one person here to supervise/entertain your dog.
Where will my dog sleep?
Most dogs like to sleep in the dining room, either on the couch or on one of our comfy non-toxic dog beds. Some dogs will follow me to my room if they are still up when I go to sleep. The dogs have access to the non-carpeted areas of the house (the dining room, kitchen, hallway, and my room if I am in it) so they are welcome to sleep wherever they are most comfortable. All dogs sleep inside. (One of our regular guests likes to sleep in the bathroom!) We also have a few crates available for dogs who prefer to have their own "safe space."
Do you have separate areas for small and large dogs?
No, unlike most pet boarding facilities, we do not separate dogs by size. As a private home boarding with limited space and staff, we are extremely careful about who we accept. Any dog we take must be able to get along with dogs of all sizes. If we feel a dog is playing too rough for the group, even if it has the friendliest of intentions, he will not be allowed to participate in group playtime.
What do I need to bring when I drop off my dog?
All we need is a secure collar, standard leash (no retractables), and your dog's regular food either packed in zip lock bags or in an air tight container labeled with your dog's name and feeding instructions. (Please specify the amount to feed per meal in standard measuring cups...1 cup is 8 oz). Also, pack medication and supplements if needed.
What if my dog is on a special diet or needs medication and/or supplements?
We can usually accommodate most requests however more complicated feeding/medication regimens such as raw food diets or insulin injections will be subject to an additional charge.
How many dogs will be there?
The number of dogs we have here varies from day to day. Our maximum capacity is about 10. There are days when we may only have a few dogs. You are always welcome to check with me before booking to see if any of your dog's friends will be here.
Does my dog have to be spayed/neutered to board at Green Doggie?
If over 9 months, yes.
Do you offer discounts for extended stays or multiple dogs? Is there a weekly rate?
No, we do not offer a weekly rate, extended stay or multiple dog discounts as every dog receives the same high level of care from the day they arrive to the day they leave.
Is this your only job?
Yes, this is what I do for a living! And no, we can't trade jobs. =)
Are the dogs separated at mealtime?
Yes. While our dogs are not food aggressive, I separate them for feedings to ensure everyone eats their own food.
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What will you do if my dog becomes ill or requires medical attention during his stay? How is payment handled if you take my dog to the vet?
If your dog becomes ill or needs medical attention, we will attempt to contact you or your designated emergency contact. If we are unable to reach either of you and we believe your dog needs medical attention beyond what we are able to provide, we will take him to his regular veterinarian assuming the facility is local and the vet is available. If his regular vet is not available, we will take him to a vet of our choosing. The closest vet to us that is open until midnight 7 days a week is Pet Medical Center (Chatoak) in Granada Hills.
What are your vaccination requirements?
Dogs must be current on Rabies, Distemper, and Parvo (DHPP). We do NOT require Bordetella (kennel cough vaccine). Ideally vaccines should be given no less than 14 days prior to boarding. Please note: If your dog is vaccinated for bordetella intranasally or orally, you must wait at least 2 weeks before coming here. *We will accept titer tests with proper documentation.
What else do you require besides vaccinations?
Please refer to our Policies page.
I have a high energy dog who loves to be outside all the time. Will my dog be able to run around and play all day?
Your dog will get plenty of supervised outdoor time and exercise throughout the boarding stay or daycare but we do NOT offer all day play or give dogs the option to stay outside by themselves. It is important for dogs to rest after playing hard and for the most part, rest takes place indoors. While we don't have a set schedule, our play sessions are typically followed by naptime. The dogs tell me when they need a break and when they are ready to go again. A tired dog is a happy dog but an overly tired dog is more susceptible to injury during playtime.